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Heartbeat 2018: What to Watch For

  Will you be attending the Heartbeat International Conference in Anaheim, California next week? Our team would love to meet you! If you will be attending the conference, don’t miss: Visiting the Abstinence Clearinghouse booth #417 to enter to win FREE resources and receive FREE samples of new brochures, booklets and cards! Hearing Abstinence Clearinghouse Founder

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Pornography’s Long-Term Effects: Erectile Dysfunction

A recent article from the Marriage and Religious Research Institute (MRRI), outlined the effects of pornography on culture over the course of the last ten years. According to MMRI the most telling effect of pornography is the epidemic of erectile dysfunction (ED) among men. “For all of human history this was mainly an older man’s problem,” MMRI

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Parenting Through Spring Break

Spring Break presents a great opportunity for parents to talk to their teens about hook-up culture, sexual assault, binge drinking and drug use. Research affirms that your voice as a parent matters to your teen. Studies show that teens whose parents frequently talk to them about substance abuse are 50 percent less likely to try alcohol or drugs.

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Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography

In 2015, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography. In this groundbreaking document, the U.S. bishops provide the Catholic Church with instructions to help heal the pain and suffering of so many members of the Body of Christ. One of the primary steps recommended

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Teen Suicide: 7 Warning Signs to Watch For

Teenagers are capable of all kinds of unexpected behavior. How can you tell whether a teen is exhibiting typical teenage angst or showing signs that he or she is at risk for suicide? Here are seven red flags the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) encourages parents and educators watch for: Changes in eating or sleeping habits

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The Law of Diminishing Return

A guy said to his date, ” I don’t make a move on you for four dates.” If that isn’t love, then I don’t know what is. Not every guy is trying to use you, you know. If you’re with a guy with “Russian hands” and “Roman fingers”, it may be wise to heed these

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Taxpayers Fund Pornography Education

On Wednesday, February 14 the New York Times released an article titled What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn. The outlet asked the “question can teens be taught to see pornography more critically?” For insight, contributing writer Maggie Jones turned to a “Porn Literacy” class, a course currently funded publicly and taught to Boston high school students. While

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Worthy of Love and Respect

Respect begins with believing “I am worthy of love.” If you do not believe you are worthy of love and respect, you may allow yourself to be disrespected or disrespect others. Believe that you are worthy of love and honor because God gave us infinite value when He gave His Son for us. He knows

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Register for the Heartbeat International Annual Conference

Abstinence Clearinghouse Founder Leslee Unruh will be a keynote speaker at the Heartbeat International Annual Conference in Anaheim, California. The conference will be held from April 10-12. Click HERE to view a full list of workshops, keynote speakers and to register!

NAC Founder Speaks in California

Abstinence Clearinghouse Founder Leslee Unruh had the opportunity to share about the organizations mission and goals in California last week. She also shared about the important role of parents as the primary educators of their children. We look forward to helping plan more Purity Balls and Knight to Remember events in the coming year!